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Times tables drill software?

Postby Molly Heard » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:11 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know of some good software for learning times tables...also concepts in division...

My son is having a little trouble with these subjects.

Thanks,
Molly

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Postby Theodore » Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:11 pm

Any math drill software will probably work fine. If you don't mind installing DOSBox, you could try Number Munchers, which was a lot of fun in its day (and is now downloadable for free). More recently, we used Barnum Quartermile.

On a somewhat related topic... there was an ancient Apple IIE game I played way back that was sort of like Scrabble with math equations. You got random numbers and operators and had to place them on the board. If anyone knows what that game was called, let me know.

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Postby Lily » Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:41 pm

There's an actual board game of that, Theodore. It's called Equate. I know Mindware sells it as well as educationallearninggames.com


There's a free game online called Timez Attack that teaches the tables in a cute video game, Molly.
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Postby Theodore » Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:11 pm

I looked inside our ancient copy of Pride's Guide to Educational Software and found the name at least - I think it was called Quations. Not having much success locating a copy, though.

Should have my bro recreate it for Windows / Mac, he's studying to be a game designer :)

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I found an ipod touch/iphone app

Postby learning444 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:25 pm

The game Match-Up-Math has a match-the-tile style way of learning times tables. There are two versions, one that tests all tables (twos, threes, tens etc. all in the same game), and one that you can select each level you want to focus on.
This game is available in the iTunes store, but there's also a website that has a demo video about the product:

www.myturnmobile.com

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Postby Jill » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:43 am

We used Quartermile too.
There is a program called Times Tales that teaches stories to make the "harder" tables easier to remember. It worked really well for my kids.
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Postby Sheepdog » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:32 am

Shameless self promotion.... but you can use it for adding practice for free, and it will upgrade to multiplication.

Puts 20 questions on the screen. No "penalty" for wrong answers... you just can't go on til you get it right (or a mercy-time-out occurs).

"Score"? The time taken to clear the screen.

For Windows only, I'm afraid.

http://sheepdogsoftware.co.uk/tma52ad.htm

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Try it? If you like it, I'm glad. If not, I would really like to know what you didn't like.

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Postby MathonDVDs.com » Mon May 30, 2011 11:40 am

Hi,
There is only on device to use to learn basic math facts and that is this little hand held device called the Flashmaster. My DD, who is 6 yrs old, prefers playing with this over her DS game. The device is simply amazing!

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Math Music

Postby sgordon » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:35 am

My daughter had trouble memorizing math facts, probably due to boredum and ADHD. So we got her some CDs of math music. They are full of songs that go over all the math facts. She enjoyed the music, and so she listened to them over and over and learned pretty much all her multiplication tables and some tricky subtraction facts, bit by bit, without realizing it - no fuss.

For tricky ones, I also taught her to count back or forward from a fact she remembered to find one she forgot. So if she forgot 7x7, she could go back to what was 7x6 and just add one more 7. After a while she would stop forgetting.

Now, I think she knows them better than I do, I've used a calculator for too long.. lol

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Re: Times tables drill software?

Postby Teacher&Coach » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:01 pm

Molly Heard wrote:Hi,

Does anyone know of some good software for learning times tables...also concepts in division...

My son is having a little trouble with these subjects.

Thanks,
Molly


Molly, I wouldn't recommend Software. He has to learn to do the math in his "head". That will help him create the neural pathways needed to do so.

Software while convenient , just focuses on memorization of the answers without the concept building learning patterns . I hope that helps.

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Postby Theodore » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:37 am

Basic math has to be memorized, otherwise you can't do anything more advanced in any reasonable amount of time. It makes no practical difference whether you answer 6 x 7 or 45 / 9 on paper or on the computer, the end result is exactly the same - except the computer can make it more fun and you don't have to print out worksheets.

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Postby Blessings4all » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:12 pm

My kids liked Timez Attack. You can find it at multiplication.com as well as other online multiplication games.


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